golf cart on qew

Ontario man arrested after going for highway joy ride in stolen golf cart

Have you ever wondered how fast and far a golf cart can actually go? One Ontario man was clearly determined to find out, and now he's paying the price. 

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a man on Sunday after he was caught going for a joy ride in a stolen blue and black golf cart on the QEW in Burlington, and it seems he managed to travel quite the distance before being stopped by police.

The golf cart was reportedly stolen from Appleby College in Oakville, nearly 20 kilometres away from where police arrested the man near Brantford Street at 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon.

OPP said Halton Regional Police were originally called to Appleby College to respond to the theft, but multiple drivers then reported seeing the vehicle on the eastbound lanes of the QEW.

As a result, officers pulled the driver over at Mapleview Shopping Centre after he exited the highway, though he initally tried to flee by attempting to enter the mall. 

Unfortunately for the suspect, the doors were locked because the mall was closed. 

Police then arrested and charged the man with theft over $5,000.

Lead photo by

Ekaterina Tyapkina

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Unbelievable video shows nude blood-covered man fleeing attacker in Toronto

Ontario girl set to make history as Canada's youngest university graduate ever

A 98-year-old casually performed a record-breaking CN Tower EdgeWalk

Ontario company fined nearly $100k for spewing noxious cat litter fumes

Perfume confused for gun in the weirdest Ontario police call

New futuristic pedestrian bridge is in the works near Toronto

Video shows man spitting in another driver's face in tense Brampton road rage incident

7 TTC subway stations will shut down for this entire weekend